The Tarot

The Tarot

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The Tarot is one of the few books that cuts through conventional misperceptions to explore the Tarot deck as it really developed in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe-not, as some would suggest, in the far reaches of Egyp-tian antiquity. Mining the Hermetic, alchemical, and Neoplatonic influences behind the evolution of the deck, author Robert M. Place provides a historically grounded and compelling portrait of the Tarot's true origins, without overlooking the deck's mystical dimensions. Indeed, Place uncommonly weds reliable historiography with a practical understanding of the intuitive help and divinatory guidance that the cards can bring. He presents techniques that offer new and valuable ways to read and interpret the cards. Based on a simple three-card spread, Place's approach can be used by either the seasoned practitioner or the new inquirer.Jewish Gnostics must have looked at the story of Eden in a similar way because the creation of a vision of the Tree of ... the image of the Tree of Life and the Hermetic ladder of the seven planets are combined into one diagram that is said to beanbsp;...


Title:The Tarot
Author: Robert Place
Publisher:Penguin - 2005-03-17
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